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What came first- the chickens or the blog?

Quite a Detour

on August 2, 2012

I know it’s nothing to do with hens but I wanted to share this wee news item with you all. To prove that when it comes to escaping our great British “summer”, this bird had the right idea.

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Fred Lock released this racing pigeon in northern France, the plan being that it fly home to Leeds, England. The bird failed to come home. Four weeks later it was spotted on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, over 4,500 miles away. Mr Lock reckons the wise bird must have hitched a ride on a boat as it could not have flown quite such a distance. Leeds or the Bahamas, I know which I’d prefer!

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